Chris
Cariaso
17-5-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 16 fights.
Record: 17-5-0
Summary: Muay Thai, Golden Gloves champion, leg kicks

Fighter Info

Nickname: Kamikaze
From: San Jose, CA USA
Fights Out Of: Tucson, AZ USA
Age: 33
Height: 5' 3" ( 160 cm )
Weight: 125 lb ( 56 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1336
44% Successful
592
Types of Successful Strikes
0
592
65% Standing
23%
12%
383
139
70
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
27
41% Successful
11
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
7
18
3
Takedown Defense
62
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Demetrious Johnson Sep 27, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Chris Cariaso -- -- -- --
Win
Chris Cariaso May 10, 2014
64 2 4 1 R3 Decision - Split
Louis Smolka 42 1 0 1
Win
Chris Cariaso Feb 1, 2014
73 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Danny Martinez 33 5 0 0
Win
Iliarde Santos Oct 9, 2013
35 2 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
Chris Cariaso 54 0 0 1
Loss
Jussier Formiga May 18, 2013
10 4 0 6 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Cariaso 26 1 1 2
Loss
Chris Cariaso Dec 29, 2012
39 1 0 0 R3 Submission
John Moraga 26 2 1 0
Win
Chris Cariaso Jul 11, 2012
70 3 0 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Josh Ferguson 20 1 0 2
Win
Takeya Mizugaki Feb 25, 2012
28 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Cariaso 37 0 0 0
Win
Chris Cariaso Nov 5, 2011
52 2 1 8 R3 Decision - Split
Vaughan Lee 29 4 2 0
Loss
Michael McDonald May 28, 2011
32 1 0 2 R3 Decision - Split
Chris Cariaso 44 1 0 0
Win
Will Campuzano Jan 22, 2011
62 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Cariaso 67 0 0 0
Loss
Chris Cariaso
WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis
Dec 16, 2010
2 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Renan Barao 2 0 2 4
Win
Chris Cariaso
WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus
Jun 20, 2010
64 1 1 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Rafael Rebello 17 5 0 1
Win
Chris Cariaso
Strikeforce - Melendez vs. Thomson
Jun 27, 2008
18 3 4 11 R2 Submission
Anthony Figueroa 4 0 0 0
Win
Chris Cariaso
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Baroni
Jun 22, 2007
46 2 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Anthony Figueroa 26 0 0 0
Win
Chris Cariaso
Strikeforce - Young Guns
Feb 10, 2007
-- -- -- -- R3 Decision - Unanimous
Andrew Valladerez -- -- -- --

Biography

TRAINER: As always, I am training at home at my gym Rise Combat Sports in Tucson, AZ. But I am doing a bit of traveling for this fight as well. I am training with my Muay Thai coach Neungsiam Samphusri in San Francisco at Fight and Fitness gym. For my grappling I am training with Alexander Crispim at CrispimBJJ, and helping me put everything together is my longtime MMA coach and training partner Darren Uyenoyama from FTCC. My main sparring partners are Anthony Birchak, the fight teams at Fight and Fitness, Rise Combat Sports, CrispimBJJ and FTCC. I also worked at Tristar Gym in Montreal.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been in martial arts since I was five. I saw some Bruce Lee films and I wanted to do what he was doing. When I was 11, I started training Muay Thai, and a few months later I had my first fight. Since then I have been hooked. I want to be the best that I can be.

What ranks and titles have you held?
I have been the IKF US SanShou Champion, ISKA California Champion, SF Golden Gloves Champion. The Current ICSF MMA World Champion.

Do you have any heroes? Muhammad Ali is my all time hero. 

What is your favorite technique?
My favorite technique is the kick to the leg.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is a dream of mine. I didn’t think that I would be able to do it in my career. I am definitely going to make my family and the UFC proud.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I never went to college. I learned business by working for the late Alex Gong and now I own one of the top Muay Thai gyms in the nation. I didn’t need to go to college. I have always known what I wanted to do and I have never doubted my decision.

What was your job before you started fighting?
The only job that I have ever had (since 16) was teaching Muay Thai and working in gyms.

  • Had 1-1 record in WEC (defeated Rafael Rebello, lost to Renan Barao)

 

  • Raced BMX his entire childhood until age 17. Former World Cup Cycling champion.

 

  • Three wins by KO, two by submission

 

  • Has won 11 of his last 15 and three in a row

 

  • Seventh fight at flyweight (4-2)

 

  • Pro since 2006      

Career

Key Opponents

Michael McDonald
Michael McDonald
16-3-0
( W-L-D )
Vaughan Lee
Vaughan Lee
14-10-1
( W-L-D )

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